When your beloved pet has died, as a way of dealing with the remains in the most respectful and dignified way, you may want to have your pet cremated. It is a comforting feeling to know that you will be able to take the remaining ashes home with you in a special pet urn.
Pet urns for ashes – a place for your memories
Pet ash urns come in all shapes and sizes and are made from different materials. Irrespective of this, most urns can be used as a keepsake to hold valued memorabilia of your friend and/or they can be used as a traditional urn. Most commonly, the shape of pet urns for ashes resemble those typically used for human remains, with very similar design and style. Pet urns can be made from wood, ceramic or clay, glass, even stainless steel. Each has a different capacity, depending on what you are looking for and how much you can afford.
Choosing the right pet urn
Classic ceramic pet urns are the most common and traditional types and are particularly popular for putting on your mantelpiece or above your fireplace. These are stylistically very similar to the urns used for human remains and can be personalised according to your taste. Wooden urns can be further distinguished – you may prefer a wooden box rather than a traditionally vase-shaped urn. Whatever your material preference, you can individualise your pet urn for ashes further with a picture or a personal poem to honour the life of your companion.